LabelingBias http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/199/all en ABC Ignores Start of Ray Nagin's Prison Term; NBC Gives Story Only 15 Seconds http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-start-ray-nagins-prison-term-nbc-gives-story-only-15-seconds <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday afternoon, former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin, a Democrat, began a 10-year prison sentence for corruption charges that were a result of his actions following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding of the city in August 2005.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-start-ray-nagins-prison-term-nbc-gives-story-only-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Hurricane Katrina LabelingBias Liberals & Democrats NBC NBC Nightly News ray nagin World News Tonight Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:46:24 +0000 curtis.houck 47082 at http://mrc.org South Carolina: Not Quite as Backward as It Used to Be http://mrc.org/articles/south-carolina-not-quite-backward-it-used-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How nice: &quot;People like Chip Townsend, an engineer who moved his family to Greenville from Boulder, Colo., in 2006, discovered that the state is not an insular, ultraconservative bosom of the Confederacy.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times Atlanta bureau chief Kim Severson showed a little anti-Southern, anti-conservative condescension on the campaign trail in her Friday filing '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/us/politics/south-carolina-loves-its-quirks-but-not-its-critics.html?ref=todayspaper">From South Carolina, a Wary Welcome</a>.' (Previously Jim Rutenberg on <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2012/20120111044839.aspx">January 11</a> had declared the state "famous for surfacing the dark undercurrents of American politics.")</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/south-carolina-not-quite-backward-it-used-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 GayMarriage KimSeverson LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SouthCarolina TimesWatch Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:00:00 +0000 38786 at http://mrc.org Lead Story on South Carolina Debate Crammed With 'Conservatives' http://mrc.org/articles/lead-story-south-carolina-debate-crammed-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also: Remember the &quot;early promise&quot; of moderate Jon Huntsman Jr.&#039;s presidential campaign? Neither do most Republicans. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times reporter Katharine Seelye reported from the scene of Monday night's Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and indulged in a conservative labeling frenzy: Ten occasions in Seelye's 824-word lead story on Tuesday, not counting the anti-Republican headline: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/us/politics/discord-among-conservatives-as-romney-picks-up-steam.html?ref=politics">Discord in G.O.P.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lead-story-south-carolina-debate-crammed-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Campaign2012 DoubleStandards KatharineSeelye LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SouthCarolina TimesWatch Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:32:00 +0000 38778 at http://mrc.org Hard-Left PBS Vet Bill Moyers Returns, to Fulsome Praise from the Times http://mrc.org/articles/hard-left-pbs-vet-bill-moyers-returns-fulsome-praise-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Elizabeth Jensen&#039;s fulsome tribute to lefty public TV sage Bill Moyers: &quot;...much will carry over from the old program, including Mr. Moyers&#039;s thoughtful interviews with thinkers who wouldn&#039;t otherwise get much television face time and a focus on the country&#039;s most pressing political and economic questions....a longtime target of some conservatives.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reporter Elizabeth Jensen paid tribute to hard-left public television host for life Bill Moyers in the Sunday Arts & Leisure, under the fulsome headline '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/arts/television/bill-moyers-returns-to-tv-but-not-with-pbs.html?scp=1&sq=elizabeth%20jensen%20moyers&st=cse">He's Back, Just as Curious as Ever</a>.'</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hard-left-pbs-vet-bill-moyers-returns-fulsome-praise-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BiasByOmission BillMoyers ElizabethJensen LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PBS TimesWatch Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:01:00 +0000 38765 at http://mrc.org 'Conservative Christians': Another Biased Labeling Eruption at the Times http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-christians-another-biased-labeling-eruption-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative label overload: &quot;Many religious conservatives question Mr. Romney&#039;s bona fides on what to them are non-negotiable issues, like opposing abortion and same-sex marriage. Pointing to the large conservative electoral gains in 2010 and Mr. Obama&#039;s weakened position, they see a rare opportunity this year to put a &#039;true conservative&#039; in the White House, and many say they will be disappointed if Mr. Romney wins the nomination.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The presence of conservative Christians sends Times political reporters into labeling overload, and that's where Erik Eckholm could be found Saturday, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/us/politics/evangelicals-hurry-to-find-alternative-to-romney.html?sq=erik%20eckholm&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=all">Evangelicals Step Up Efforts to United on an Alternative to Romney</a>.' </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-christians-another-biased-labeling-eruption-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Campaign2012 Christians DoubleStandards ErikEckholm LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:16:00 +0000 38764 at http://mrc.org NYT Goes Label-Crazy on 'Conservatives' in 2012, But in 2008 Dems Were Only 'Populist' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyt-goes-label-crazy-conservatives-2012-2008-dems-were-only-populist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thursday's lead story on the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/politics/romney-showing-financial-muscle-for-next-round.html?hp=&pagewanted=all">Romney Showing Financial Muscle For Next Round</a>,' found New York Times reporters Jim Rutenberg (pictured) and Jeff Zeleny a little label-happy in Manchester, New Hampshire, using twelve variations on the 'conservative' label in a 1,236-word story. <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nyt-goes-label-crazy-conservatives-2012-2008-dems-were-only-populist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2008 Campaign2012 DoubleStandards Iowa JeffZeleny JimRutenberg LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewHampshire Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:33:00 +0000 38845 at http://mrc.org NYT Goes Label-Crazy on 'Conservatives' in 2012, But in 2008 Dems Were Only 'Populist' http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-goes-label-crazy-conservatives-2012-2008-dems-were-only-populist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times used the word &quot;conservative&quot; 12 times in a campaign story from New Hampshire, but in 2008 reporter Michael Powell called Michael Dukakis a &quot;pragmatist&quot; and ultra-liberal politicians John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, and Jesse Jackson &quot;populists.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thursday's lead story on the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/politics/romney-showing-financial-muscle-for-next-round.html?hp=&pagewanted=all">Romney Showing Financial Muscle For Next Round</a>,' found New York Times reporters Jim Rutenberg (pictured) and Jeff Zeleny a little label-happy in Manchester, New Hampshire, using twelve variations on the 'conservative' label in a 1,236-word story. </p> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/uploads/Jim_Rutenberg.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-goes-label-crazy-conservatives-2012-2008-dems-were-only-populist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Campaign2012 DoubleStandards Iowa JeffZeleny JimRutenberg LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewHampshire NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:02:00 +0000 38756 at http://mrc.org Double Standard: 'Enigmatic' North Korean 'Rulers,' but Right-Wing 'Dictators' Use 'Terror' http://mrc.org/articles/double-standard-enigmatic-north-korean-rulers-right-wing-dictators-use-terror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can we declare a moratorium? December 17, 2011 web headline: &quot;Kim Jong-il, North Korea&#039;s Enigmatic Strongman. A July 10, 1994 headline: &quot;Kim Il Sung, Enigmatic &#039;Great Leader&#039; of North Korea for 5 Decades, Dies at 82.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can we declare a moratorium on using the word 'enigmatic' to describe North Korea's totalitarian leadership?</p> <p> </p> <p>The death of the North Korea dictator Kim Jong-il made the late edition of the Monday New York Times. The obituary by veteran foreign policy reporter David Sanger appeared under the rather neutral online headline '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/world/asia/Kim-Jong-il-Dictator-Who-Turned-North-Korea-Into-a-Nuclear-State-Dies.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all">A Ruler Who Turned North Korea Into a Nuclear State.</a>'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/double-standard-enigmatic-north-korean-rulers-right-wing-dictators-use-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DoubleStandards Enigmatic KimJong-Il LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NorthKorea Obituary TimesWatch Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:06:00 +0000 38675 at http://mrc.org 'Conservative' Christian Labeling Overdose in Iowa http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-christian-labeling-overdose-iowa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative, you say? Susan Saulny reports from Des Moines: &quot;Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Family Leader, a conservative advocacy group popular with evangelical Christians here, has been saying supportive things recently about Newt Gingrich, suggesting that social conservatives are open to looking past his extramarital affairs and two divorces as they make a choice in the Republican presidential race.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reporting from the campaign trail in Iowa on Tuesday as the state caucuses approach, Susan Saulny overdid the Christian 'conservative' labels: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us/politics/iowa-evangelicals-divided-over-caucus-endorsement.html?_r=1&ref=susansaulny&pagewanted=all">Iowa Evangelicals Split Over Caucus Endorsement</a>.'</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-christian-labeling-overdose-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 Christians Iowa LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SusanSaulny TimesWatch Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:12:00 +0000 38665 at http://mrc.org 'Conservatives' vs. 'Women's Rights Communities' on the Morning-After Pill http://mrc.org/articles/conservatives-vs-womens-rights-communities-morning-after-pill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Labeling slant in a story on Obama blocking sale of the morning-after pill to girls under 17: &quot;...with conservative and anti-abortion groups opposed and public health and women&#039;s rights groups in favor.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Obama administration blocked over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step, the 'morning-after' pill, to girls under 17, and New York Times reporters Jackie Calmes and Gardiner Harris sniffed out a political move to assuage 'conservatives" in Friday's '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/us/obama-backs-aides-stance-on-morning-after-pill.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper">Obama Backs Aide's Stance on Morning-After Pill</a>.' </p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/conservatives-vs-womens-rights-communities-morning-after-pill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama GardinerHarris JackieCalmes LabelingBias liberalmediabias Morning-AfterPill NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:33:00 +0000 38658 at http://mrc.org 'Barney Frank, Moderate' http://mrc.org/articles/barney-frank-moderate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Discussing the retirement of the extremely liberal Mass. Democrat, former reporter David Firestone shows he has a sense of humor: &quot;But economically, Mr. Frank is essentially a centrist.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times editorial board member, and former Times reporter, David Firestone is filling in for Andrew Rosenthal this week at the paper's opinion blog The Loyal Opposition. He has apparently been tasked to make Rosenthal seem balanced by comparison, judging by his Monday posting with the laugh-line headline '<a href="http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/barney-frank-moderate/">Barney Frank, Moderate</a>.'<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/barney-frank-moderate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AbbyGoodnough BarneyFrank Campaign2012 congress DavidFirestone LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:40:00 +0000 38639 at http://mrc.org NYTimes Again Finds 'Far Right Wing' of GOP; Yet to Locate Dems' 'Far Left Wing' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nytimes-again-finds-far-right-wing-gop-yet-locate-dems-far-left-wing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times political reporters Jeff Zeleny (pictured) and Jim Rutenberg teamed up on Tuesday for a preview of the possible presidential head-to-head matchup Obama vs. Mitt Romney: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/us/politics/before-primaries-romneys-team-looks-ahead-to-obama.html?pagewanted=all">As the Primary Campaign Grinds On, Romney's Team Prepares for Obama</a>.' But they felt the need to put a metaphorical finger on the scale with a negative description of the GOP:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nytimes-again-finds-far-right-wing-gop-yet-locate-dems-far-left-wing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert Campaign2012 JeffZeleny JimRutenberg LabelingBias liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:49:00 +0000 38425 at http://mrc.org Times Again Finds 'Far Right Wing' of GOP; Yet to Locate Dems' 'Far Left Wing' http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-finds-far-right-wing-gop-yet-locate-dems-far-left-wing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There they go again. Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg: &quot;The easy treatment of Mr. Romney has also allowed him to avoid getting mired in promises to the far right wing of his party....&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times political reporters Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg teamed up on Tuesday for a preview of the possible presidential head-to-head matchup Obama vs. Mitt Romney: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/us/politics/before-primaries-romneys-team-looks-ahead-to-obama.html?pagewanted=all ">As the Primary Campaign Grinds On, Romney's Team Prepares for Obama</a>.' But they felt the need to put a metaphorical finger on the scale with a negative description of the GOP.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-finds-far-right-wing-gop-yet-locate-dems-far-left-wing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 JeffZeleny JimRutenberg LabelingBias liberalmediabias MittRomney NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 admin 642 at http://mrc.org Times Hypes Misleading 'Food Stamp Challenge,' Left-Wing FRAC http://mrc.org/articles/times-hypes-misleading-food-stamp-challenge-left-wing-frac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To Eric Lichtblau, the left-wing Food Research Action Council, which pushes the misleading &quot;food stamp challenge&quot; publicity stunt, is merely &quot;a Washington advocacy group working with religious organizations to fight cuts in nutrition programs.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eric Lichtblau is the latest New York Times reporter who can find no 'liberals,' just well-meaning 'advocates for the poor,' in a misleading left-wing publicity stunt to keep the welfare budget from being trimmed: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/us/interest-groups-seek-to-catch-debt-committees-ear.html?scp=3&sq=eric%20lichtblau&st=cse">Interest Groups Seek to Catch Debt Committee's Ear</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-hypes-misleading-food-stamp-challenge-left-wing-frac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BudgetCuts congress EricLichtblau FoodStampChallenge FRAC LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Welfare Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:05:00 +0000 admin 619 at http://mrc.org Pacifica Isn't Radical Left, It's 'Grass Roots' And 'Gives Voice to Struggles' http://mrc.org/articles/pacifica-isnt-radical-left-its-grass-roots-and-gives-voice-struggles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pacifica Radio and its best-known broadcast, Democracy Now, can be easily identified as a radical-left enterprise. Currently, it touts the Occupy Wall Street protests with leftist guests like Michael Moore and Cornel West. But a sympathetic profile by media reporter Brian Stelter was merely headlined &quot;A Grass-Roots Network Gives a Voice to Struggles.&quot; Some call Pacifica &quot;progressive&quot; (that&#039;s putting it mildly), but their anchor Amy Goodman wasn&#039;t even accepting that label. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pacifica Radio and its best-known broadcast, <em>Democracy Now</em>, can be easily identified as a radical-left enterprise. Currently, it is touting the Occupy Wall Street protests with leftist guests like Michael Moore and Cornel West. It supportively offers audio news from al-Jazeera English. Its New York station WBAI offered a premium for donors who gave $100 or more: a <a href="http://wbai.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9847&Itemid=1">President Bush trash can</a> that says "White Trash" on it.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pacifica-isnt-radical-left-its-grass-roots-and-gives-voice-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AmyGoodman BiasByOmission BrianStelter DemocracyNow LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:43:00 +0000 admin 593 at http://mrc.org